Entergy snakes in fence in resort area

While more than two-thirds of all power outages in the United States are weather-related, animals contacting wires are the second-biggest reason for electrical failure.That’s proven true in Robinsonville, where snakes have caused outages twice this year at the town’s substation, cutting power to some 3,500 residential and commercial customers, including the local casinos.In an effort […]

Mississippi lands funds for tech study

Governor Haley Barbour announced the federal government has awarded Mississippi a grant of nearly $5 million for broadband mapping and planning activities.Channeled through the Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration the funding will be used to collect and verify the availability, speed, and location of broadband – essentially high-speed Internet access – across […]

John Cash King

John Cash King, 70, of Hernando died Monday, Sept. 27. He was a retired farmer. {paypalaccess}Read more{/paypalaccess}He is survived by a brother, Robert Nance King, and three children, John Cash King III, Elizabeth Courtney King Shepherd and Mary Collin King and five grandchildren.All services are private.The family requests that memorials be directed to the Eudora […]

Town in the dark

A two-hour power outage plunged the town of Tunica and surrounding areas into darkness from about 10 p.m. to midnight last Saturday night, Sept. 25.Utility officials said Monday that the outage was caused by equipment failure on a transmission line between Senatobia and Tunica. {paypalaccess}Read more{/paypalaccess}Town police and officials were out in force during the […]